School Values

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Sydney Boys High School assembled

The types of values and behaviours the school community see as most important were developed by surveying students, parents and staff. These perspectives were collated to articulate what Sydney Boys High School strives to develop and these represent the culture of our school:


Performing to the best of our ability, fulfilling commitments and having the determination, resilience and versatility to embrace challenges.


Acting in a thoughtful manner, considering how our words and actions impact ourselves, others and our environment.


Doing the right thing even when no one is watching, including being open and honest in all situations, taking ownership of our actions, as well as seeking and valuing the truth.


Creating an inclusive community, showing understanding and empathy as we support each other at all times.

These values are visible through:

  • excellence and dedication in academic, cultural and sporting pursuits
  • the pursuit of lifelong learning
  • positive relationships throughout the school community
  • giving back to society
  • using creativity in positive ways
  • good humour, generosity of spirit and good sportsmanship
  • the traditions of our school
  • our place in the public education system
  • our membership of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools
  • partnerships among students, parents, staff, old boys and friends of the school
  • our relationship with Sydney Girls High School.

As a selective high school, Sydney Boys High School is energised by gifted students working together. Staff, parents, Old Boys and friends of High, collaborate to provide a first-rate educational, sporting, co-curricular and personal development experience for our students.